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FanDuel MLB DFS Lineup Picks (10/24/18): Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice

The final score looked a little lopsided, but Game One of the World Series did provide a ton of back-and-forth action. Here's to hoping Game Two continues that trend this evening. First pitch tonight is at 8:09 at Fenway Park - the visiting Dodgers will march out the hefty lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Red Sox will turn to southpaw David Price.

The Vegas total for this one is a full run higher than last night, sitting at 8.5. Don't be too surprised if that number creeps up to 9 before first pitch, as 81% of the dollars being wagered thus far are on the OVER. As for the moneyline, the Red Sox opened as -135 favorites and a decent amount of action on Boston at the betting window has moved that number up to -143. Thus far, Boston is being backed by 70% of the moneyline bets, and 82% of the money wagered on the moneyline.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for FanDuel on 10/24/18. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. You can also read more DFS lineup picks for DraftKings and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me up on Twitter @kpLuch.

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FanDuel DFS Players

Justin Turner - 3B, at BOS ($7,500)

This is a really nice price for someone with as high of a points ceiling as any player taking the field tonight. Turner is known for his ability to crush left-handed pitching, and he has an optimal spot high in the order which really adds to his value (especially on a one-game slate where at-bats are even more critical). He finished the 2018 regular season with a .423 wOBA split and a 179 wRC+ against lefties.

Mookie Betts - OF, vs LAD ($9,000)

Mookie is tied for the steepest price along with Manny Machado and J.D. Martinez, but it's a price worth eating as he looks to have broken out of the swing-slump that was plaguing him in the ALDS and the ALCS. He made great contact last night and had quite a few barrels (even though a handful fell foul). Against a lefty in Ryu that has drastic home/road splits (ERA twice as high on the road), I'm taking the leadoff man in my MVP slot on FanDuel. Betts did absolutely elite things against southpaws this season, posting a .488 wOBA and a 212 wRC+. At home, he was even more impressive and posted a .411 batting average.

Brian Dozier - 2B, at BOS ($6,000)

Dozier isn't the lefty-crusher he once was, but I think he's worth the risk in tournaments tonight for a few reasons. For starters, the price point and lineup order value are very desirable, as is the fact this is a great park for right-handed power. Boston starter David Price is no stranger to giving up outfield seat souvenirs, either. And last, but certainly not least, Dozier finished 2018 with a 47% pull rate against lefties, which bodes well for a righty hitting at Fenway Park.

Steve Pearce - 1B, vs LAD ($6,500)

Similar to Dozier, Pearce is a play that provides salary relief without the sacrifice of home run upside. Pearce's prowess against lefty pitchers flies under the radar a bit - his 2018 numbers are really strong, highlighted by a .407 wOBA and a .959 OPS split. He also has great lineup order value hitting in the heart of the Boston order.

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